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1998

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

by Diamond, Jared

A sociological, historical, and biological look at the fates of various human societies.

Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion

by Larson, Edward J.

Tennessee became the location of the most contentious courtroom drama: the Scopes trial pitting William Jennings Bryan and the anti-Darwinists against Clarence Darrow and the ACLU in a timeless battle over science, religion, and their place in public education.

Black Zodiac

by Wright, Charles

These are poems suffused with spiritual longing, lyrical meditations on faith, religion, heritage, and morality that also explore aging and mortality with restless grace. Entering by way of small moments, Wright magnifies details to reveal a truth much larger than the quotidian happening that engendered it.

1997

Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer

by Millhauser, Steven

Watch as Martin ascends from hotel bell-hop to builder of hotels. Witness as he sets out to build a creation so vast it brings us face to face with the ambiguity beneath the optimism of the American dream. Pulitzer Prize winner.

Ashes to Ashes: America's Hundred-Year Cigarette War, the Public Health, and the Unabashed Triumph of Philip Morris

by Kluger, Richard

No book before this one has rendered the story of cigarettes -- mankind's most common self-destructive instrument and its most profitable consumer product -- with such sweep and enlivening detail.

Angela's Ashes: A Memoir

by Mccourt, Frank

The luminous memoir of Frank McCourt, born in Depression-era Brooklyn to recent Irish immigrants and raised in the slums of Limerick, Ireland. Frank's mother, Angela, has no money to feed the children since Frank's father, Malachy, rarely works, and when he does he drinks his wages.

Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution

by Rakove, Jack N.

What did the U.S. Constitution originally mean, and who has comprehended its meaning best? Jack Rakove, professor of history at Stanford University, now approaches the debates surrounding the framing and ratification of the Constitution.

Alive Together: New and Selected Poems

by Mueller, Lisel

In a collection that represents over thirty-five years of her writing life, this distinguished poet explores a wide range of subjects, which include her cultural and family history and reflect her fascination with music and the discoveries offered by language.

1996

Independence Day

by Ford, Richard

Frank Bascombe is no longer a sportswriter, yet he's still living in Haddam, New Jersey, where he now sells real estate. He's still divorced, though his ex-wife, to his dismay, has remarried and moved along with their children to Connecticut.

The Haunted Land: Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism

by Rosenberg, Tina

For governments, dealing with past injustice has been not a way to break free of it, but a first step in its recurrence. This book is about breaking that link, which promises most of those who survived communism's tragic past a tragic future as well.

Dream of the Unified Field: Selected Poems, 1974-1994

by Graham, Jorie

The 1996 Pulitzer winner in poetry and a major collection, Jorie Graham's The Dream of the United Field: Selected Poems 1974-1994 spans twenty years of writing and includes generous selections from her first five books.

1995

The Stone Diaries

by Shields, Carol

This fictionalized autobiography of Daisy Goodwill Flett is a subtle but affecting portrait of an everywoman reflecting on an unconventional life. What transforms this seemingly ordinary tale is the richness of Daisy's vividly described inner life--from her earliest memories of her adoptive mother to her awareness of impending death.

The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time

by Weiner, Jonathan

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. On a desert island in the heart of the Galapagos archipelago, where Darwin received his first inklings of the theory of evolution, two scientists, Peter and Rosemary Grant, have spent twenty years proving that Darwin did not know the strength of his own theory.

Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life

by Hedrick, Joan D.

In this landmark book, the first full-scale biography of Harriet Beecher Stowe in over fifty years, Joan D. Hedrick tells the absorbing story of this gifted, complex, and contradictory woman.

No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanore Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II

by Goodwin, Doris Kearns

How the Roosevelts led the country through its crisis years of World War II.

The Simple Truth: Poems

by Levine, Philip

Awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for 1995, Philip Levine goes from strength to strength, having received the National Book Award for Poetry for his earlier book What Work Is.

1994

The Shipping News

by Proulx, Annie

Story of love and self-discovery set on the coast of Newfoundland.

Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire

by Remnick, David

In the tradition of John Reed's classic Ten Days That Shook the World, this bestselling account of the collapse of the Soviet Union combines the global vision of the best historical scholarship with the immediacy of eyewitness journalism.

W. E. B. Du Bois: Biography of a Race, 1868-1919

by Lewis, David Levering

A literate, meticulously researched biography of the complex scholar/activist DuBois, premier architect of the civil rights movement in the United States. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Neon Vernacular: New and Selected Poems

by Komunyakaa, Yusef

Winner of the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, contains selections from Komunyakaa's earlier work whose subjects reflect pre-war experiences of African Americans as well as his experiences as a soldier in Vietnam.

1993

A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain

by Butler, Robert Olen

The unspoken legacy of the Vietnam War - the ordeals of the Vietnamese - are powerfully evoked in these fifteen stories, each narrated in a different voice. Pulitzer Prize-winner for fiction in 1993.

Lincoln at Gettysburg, The Words that Remade America

by Wills, Garry

What Lincoln borrowed from the past to shape the future.

Truman

by Mccullough, David

takes us on a guided tour of recent history. it is a captivating portrait of the ordinary 'man from Missouri' who became an extraordinary figure in the Cold War world.

The Radicalism of the American Revolution

by Wood, Gordon S.

In a grand and immensely readable synthesis of historical, political, cultural, and economic analysis, a prize-winning historian depicts much more than a break with England.

The Wild Iris

by Glück, Louise

This collection of stunningly beautiful poems encompasses the natural, human, and spiritual realms, and is bound together by the universal themes of time and mortality.

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